Psychological Factors and Cardiovascular Disorders: The Role of Psychiatric Pathology and Maladaptive Personality Features
Psychiatric disorders and certain personality features are frequently associated with cardiovascular disorders. For the past several decades attention to the psychosocial and behavioural factors in cardiovascular disease has increased significantly. Understanding the integration of the interactions among multiple psychological and biological factors in the regulation of the cardiovascular system and the development of cardiovascular disorders is an important challenge for future research. This book will contribute to this goal. The contributors to this book are the leading international experts in the field of the relation between psychological processes and cardiovascular disorders. This important book will be of interest to physicians, psychologists, mental health counsellors, other clinicians, medical and psychology students, and medical residents.
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Editor:Leo Sher, M.D.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Role of psychological risk factors in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease.
Rajesh Vijayvergiya (Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)
Chapter 2. Risk factors in coronary artery disease: gender matters.
(Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler, Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany)
Chapter 3. Depression as a risk factor for the development of heart disease
(Tye Dawood, Gavin Lambert, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
Chapter 4. Depression in patients with myocardial infarction.
(Abebaw Yohannes, Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan Univ., Manchester, UK)
Chapter 5. Depressive symptoms and atherosclerosis.
(Mohammed F Faramawi, Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, Menufiya Univ., Shibin El Kom, Egypt)
Chapter 6. Psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular disease. Anxiety, depression and hypertension
(Simon J.C. Davies, Sean D. Hood, David Christmas, David J. Nutt, Psychopharmacology Unit, Univ. of Bristol, Bristol, UK; School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; Univ. of Western Australia, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Perth, Australia)
Chapter 7. Cardiovascular disorders and depression with irritability, anger and hostility
(Renerio Fraguas Jr., Dan V. Iosifescu, Department and Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
Chapter 8. Depression in chronic heart failure: epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnostic tools.
(John T. Parissis, Maria Nikolaou, Konstadinos Tsitlakidis, Gerasimos Filippatos, Dimitrios Kremastinos, Heart Failure Unit and Second Cardiology Dept., Univ. of Athens and Attikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece)
Chapter 9. Diagnosing depression and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure
(Nicole Holzapfel, Thomas Müller-Tasch, Wolfgang Herzog, Beate Wild,
Dept. of Psychosomatic and General Internal Medicine, Medical Hospital, Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany)
Chapter 10. Heart Failure: the manifestations and impact of negative emotions
(Doris S.F. Yu, The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, SAR Hong Kong, PRC)
Chapter 11. Seasonal mood changes and coronary heart disease
(Leo Sher, M.D., Dept. of Psychiatry, Columbia Univ., and New York State Psychiatric Inst., New York, NY, USA)
Chapter 12. The role of posttraumatic stress disorder in coronary artery disease: Epidemiology, risk factors, and potential mechanisms
(Helle Spindler, Susanne S. Pedersen, Ask Elklit, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Medical Psychology, Univ. of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Chapter 13. Sub-clinical psychological conditions affecting cardiovascular disorders
(Chiara Rafanelli, Faculty of Psychology, Univ. of Bologna, Italy)
Chapter 14. Peripheral arterial disease and cognitive function in older people
(Snorri Bjorn Rafnsson, Ph.D., Dept. of Public Health Sciences, Univ. of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, UK)
Chapter 15. The epidemiology of Type D personality: A new cardiovascular risk factor – fact or fiction?
(Susanne S. Pedersen, Helle Spindler, Department of Medical Psychology, Univ. of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark)
Chapter 16. Potential mechanisms that may explain adverse health outcomes in patients with a Type D personality
(Johan Denollet, Ph.D., Nina Kupper, Dept. of Medical Psychology, Univ. of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Chapter 17. Hostility as a risk factor for coronary heart disease
(Paola Gremigni, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Bologna, Italy)
Chapter 18. Hostility and brain function: The impact of hostility on brain activity during affective verbal learning
(D. Erik Everhart, Heath A. Demaree, David W. Harrison, Dept. of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC, USA; Pitt County Memorial Hosp. Sleep Center, Greenville, NC, USA; Dept. of Psychology, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Dept. of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)
Chapter 19. Negative affective states and arrhythmogenesis
Lephuong Ong, Jane Irvine, D.Phil., C. Psych.
(Dept. of Psychology, York Univ., Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Behavioural Health Sciences Division, Toronto General Hospital, Univ. Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Chapter 20. Mental health comorbidity in cardiovascular disease: Implications for interdisciplinary intervention
(Amy L. Ai, Jagoda Pasic, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA)